Environment Canada calls for "heavy, wet snow" across Metro Vancouver

Feb 4 2020, 8:43 am

Environment Canada’s Snowfall Warning remains in effect over Metro Vancouver, calling for “heavy, wet snow” across the region.

A bulletin was issued by the agency on Tuesday morning and is in effect for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

Between five to 20 cm of snow is expected throughout the day and overnight as a cold front moves across the south coast of British Columbia.

According to Environment Canada, snowfall amounts will vary significantly.

“The air will be cool, but not truly Arctic, so snowfall amounts will vary with proximity to the water, elevation, and intensity of precipitation,” reads the statement.

Northern and inland sections of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are expected to receive the most snow. Southwestern parts of Metro Vancouver will likely transition to rain in the early afternoon or evening.

Drivers are reminded to adjust to the changing road conditions and allow extra time going to and from their destination.

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